These 17 Acne-Fighting Products Are Best Sellers Because They Actually Work

Simply put, it’s our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We’re not complaining. It’s a pretty fun gig, and we’ll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.

But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products you’re loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you’re into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.

Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we’ve decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider this a CliffsNotes, one-stop shop of what’s really trending and worth adding to cart at this very moment.

Take a look at what the Who What Wear universe (including editors, staffers, readers) is obsessed with right now, and if you don’t see a new favorite on this list, we’d love to know. Send us a DM

Managing editor of branded content Caitie Schlisserman keeps this cleanser in rotation for her acne-prone skin. It’s formulated with a probiotic smart complex, green tea, salicylic acid, and blue-green algae.

This cleanser is on our list of best acne scar treatments. Ingredients like white willow bark, antioxidants, and salicylic acid work to exfoliate, unclog pores, and heal skin damage.

Use this daily to clear breakouts and remove dirt and makeup from the skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin moisturized. Plus, it’s super gentle and fragrance- and paraben-free.

Salicylic acid in this cleanser targets oil, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads while lipo hydroxy acid exfoliates and gets rid of dirt. It’s recommended to use this two times daily.

Formulated for normal, combination, and oily skin, this foaming cleanser clears your skin from blemishes, acne, and makeup. Ingredients include salicylic acid, zinc compound, and allantoin.

Beauty editor Erin Jahns recommends this cleanser for oily, acne-prone skin. The gel formula feels so soothing and will cleanse pores and impurities while hydrating and protecting the skin’s barrier.

The alpha-hydroxy acids in this exfoliate and improve skin tone and texture while beta-hydroxy acids cleanse and minimize pores. Rose water also works to soothe and hydrate skin.

This serum does double duty: It fights adult acne and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But that’s not all: Other benefits include the unclogging of pores and prevention of hyperpigmentation.

Massage this medicated oil onto clean skin to clear pores and treat and prevent acne. Contributor Amanda Montell gave a rave review, saying it’s a fast-absorbing oil that smells good and gives results in a couple of nights.

This potent liquid contains all those good acne-fighting ingredients like BHA, betaine salicylate, and white willow bark. You can apply to your face and neck (or wherever you’re seeing blackheads and breakouts).

Apply this solution to your freshly cleaned face, leave on for 10 minutes, and rinse it off. It works to correct blemishes, improve your skin texture, and promote radiance. Ingredients include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.

Schlisserman uses this prescription-strength retinoid if she has a bad blemish and when she wants to lighten acne marks. She recommends spot testing it first since it might cause irritation. It targets clogged pores and inflammation while normalizing cell turnover.

These patches come in different sizes, so just choose the one that fits the problem area and apply it overnight. It will reduce inflammation, redness, and acne scarring.

Apply these stickers to clean skin and leave them on for at least six hours, or overnight. The dots contain salicylic acid to clear pores while vitamin A and aloe vera supports and soothes skin.

Add this spot treatment to pimples to reduce size, redness, and swelling. The medicated formula includes witch hazel and salicylic acid that’s effective but not overdrying.

Apply this tiny vacuum to your skin to remove not only blackheads but also whiteheads, dead skin, grease, and makeup residue. It has five adjustable suction levels for different skin types and four interchangeable heads you can use, depending on your skin condition. It’s recommended to open your pores first with hot water or steam before use.

This tiny device uses light therapy, as blue light kills acne-causing bacteria and red light reduces inflammation. Apply to the spot you want to treat for two minutes. You can use this up to three times a day. Next up, women over 40 agree this product unlocks glowy youthful skin.

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